In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at for booking or other information or interview requests

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Susan Wright's To Serve and Submit book party

To Serve and Submit

To Serve and Submit

Susan Wright read from To Serve and Submitl at In The Flesh last night and I wanted to pass along this info about her party:

Book Launch and BDSM Play Party
for To Serve and Submit
by Susan Wright

Friday, April 14
KFMK Galleries
515 W. 29th St (between 10 & 11th), NY, NY
$20, 18 and over

Pass the handcuffs instead of the hors d'oeuvres, this isn't your usual book launch party! There will be a book signing from 7-9pm, with an SM Exploratorium for those who've always wanted to find out what hot wax or bondage feels like. Everyone is welcome to watch without having to participate. A BDSM play party immediately follows for all you hedonists.

Come celebrate the launch of To Serve and Submit, a vivid exploration of a young woman's submissive nature as she saves Vinland and its guardian spirits from Viking warriors bent on pillage, rape and land theft. Published by Roc, Trade Paperback, April 2006; ISBN 0451460685. The sequel, A Pound of Flesh, will be published in April, 2007.

Susan is the author of over 25 fiction and nonfiction books, including the science fiction trilogy Slave Trade, Slave Masters and Slaves Unchained. Susan is also Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. For more information, go to:

Proceeds of the Book Launch and BDSM Play Party will be donated to NCSF, a national organization committed to creating a political, legal, and social environment in the United States that advances equal rights of consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual expression.

Photography will be allowed at the Book Signing from 7-9pm. No photography will be allowed at the SM Exploratorium or BDSM play party.